The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -19 +2  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 9 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.11% 2.08% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.16% 12.20% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Median daily rate £133 £360 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.05% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £360 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £360 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.78% -0.70%  

SC Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 74 82 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 17.33% 17.08% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 55
Median daily rate £400 £273 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.78% -33.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £240 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £468 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £22.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Essex

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -34 4 £450 -
Basildon - 2 £133 -
Chelmsford +6 1 £165 -
SC Cleared
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 23 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) J2EE
5 7 (30.43%) Oracle
5 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
5 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (26.09%) JBoss
6 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
6 6 (26.09%) Apache
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) C
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 4 (17.39%) SDLC
8 4 (17.39%) JIRA
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) MySQL
8 4 (17.39%) Ingres
8 4 (17.39%) JMeter
8 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
8 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
9 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
9 3 (13.04%) Perl
9 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) WebLogic
2 6 (26.09%) Apache
2 6 (26.09%) JBoss
2 6 (26.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Jetty
3 1 (4.35%) Mongrel
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
1 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) IPsec
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) Ingres
2 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (8.70%) Pentaho
3 2 (8.70%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JIRA
1 4 (17.39%) JMeter
1 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (8.70%) CA Gen
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) WebLogic Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) ETL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Pentaho Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Information Risk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Linux
1 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Configuration Management
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Requirements Management
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.70%) ETL
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.70%) RUP
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.35%) API Design
7 1 (4.35%) DevOps
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) C
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) BEA
3 2 (8.70%) Informatica
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Pega
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
3 2 (8.70%) webMethods
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) WSO2